The world is a complicated and yet often simplistic place. In these ever-changing times that we are living in, it may seem like at any moment you want to pull the hatch and escape into something that feels, well, less shitty. So, here are five quotes to help you maintain sobriety (and sanity) during #StayHome – as well as my two cents on each one, because why not? I get it. Years ago, if I were forced to spend all of my free time indoors and isolated from others, I would have used that for a time to pick myself apart, focus on my fears/inadequacies, and be doing it with a bottle of wine not far from my hands. I’m not going to say that there have been no moments in the past six weeks when I have not thought, ‘wouldn’t it be nice to escape this?’ — I did have those thoughts, but I now know that you can’t escape. The only way to the other side of anything is to face it and embrace it. And one thing that has helped me the most in my now 792 days alcohol-free is wisdom from others. There is no better… View Post
*“9 Ways to Access Your Inner Strength During Traumatic Experiences” was originally published on lonerwolf.com. Almost all of us have experienced some kind of traumatic or shocking event. When I speak of trauma, I don’t always mean extreme situations such as natural disasters, instances of abuse, rape, murder, and accidents. While traumatic experiences often are severe and horrific, they can also be seemingly “mundane” experiences such as losing a job, daily stress, divorcing, and moving somewhere foreign. Trauma also can, and often does, come as a result of the spiritual awakening process in which our entire self-concept begins to crumble and we’re thrown into the abyss of an existential crisis. Trauma is unique for each person. While we might find changing jobs just another daily task, another person may find the switch highly distressing. We should be very careful about judging other people when it comes to trauma. Every person is different and possesses different levels of sensitivity. 11 Signs You’re Going Through a Traumatic Experience A traumatic experience is anything that severely threatens your emotional, psychological or physical well-being. Essentially, trauma is anything that causes us to feel like we’re losing or have lost control. Feeling traumatized is often accompanied by the experiences of feeling: Numb or disconnected… View Post
If you’re concerned about your health during quarantine, then don’t worry, you have come to the right place. Whether you’re worried about your mental health or you have started to struggle with things physically, you need to be sure you’re doing all that you can to look after yourself. Although it may be overwhelming at first, there are lots of small things you can be doing to ensure precisely that. From eating healthier meals to finding something to take your mind off of things, the more you’re doing to look after your health, the better. With that in mind, here are five ways to stay healthy during the lockdown: Make Sure You’re Eating As Healthy As You Can One of the best things you can do to look after your health during quarantine is to ensure you’re eating as healthy as you possibly can. Although it may be difficult during such stressful times, ensuring that you’re doing your best is essential. While you don’t need to count calories and weigh yourself every day, you do need to ensure you’re getting the nutrients your body needs. For more information, when it comes to eating healthy without dieting, you can visit this site here. … View Post
If you’re pregnant, you might be facing symptoms like headaches, heartburn, constipation, morning sickness, and odd cravings. Although they are perfectly natural, they can put a real damper on the exciting prospect of having a baby. To ensure you’re on the right path, here are some common issues faced while in pregnancy, and five remedies to help ease pregnancy side effects. Thankfully, there are plenty of safe and natural remedies that can help ease with nagging pregnancy side effects. However, that’s not to say that you should jump in and try these if you’re unsure about them – it’s always good to seek professional guidance from a doctor first. As a disclaimer, this is a collaborative post and should not substitute for advice from your doctor or a medical professional. Headaches Headaches are one of the most common pregnancy symptoms that women face. The result of hormonal changes and blood-sugar swings, they might make you want to grab the paracetamol. However, there are more natural methods that you can use to help ease them: Eat small, frequent meals each day. Ensure that you’re getting enough rest and relaxing when you’re facing one. Get a neck/shoulder massage from your partner or… View Post
We all experience stress and anxiety at times, and so we should not be afraid to discuss our feelings. As the global pandemic continues, more of us are likely prone to anxiety than usual. It’s important to practice self-care, switch off the news now and then, and help our minds and bodies to relax. Check out these five supplements for managing stress and anxiety. 1. Valerian Root Valerian root is a herb initially grown across Europe and Asia, it has a strong odour which many find displeasing, yet it’s therapeutic benefits are welcomed. It contains various compounds that help to ease anxiety and aid sleep. The root contains isovaleric acid and valeric acid, both of which produce calming effects. There is a suggestion that valerian interacts with GABA, which regulates the nerves in our brains. Valerian root can help to hinder the process of GABA breakdown and produce feelings of tranquillity. Valerian root is also known as ‘natural valium.’ 2. Passion Flower Passion flower is a beautiful purple-flowered plant belonging to the Passiflora family. Herbalists and Naturopaths believe that consuming passiflora helps to support conditions such as anxiety and insomnia. Similar to valerian, it’s thought that passion flower improves GABA levels in… View Post
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